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Re: 5 string problem?

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Posted by Bob 'Skippy' Blechinger on May 19, 2001 at 05:13:30:

In Reply to: 5 string problem? posted by bigandy on May 18, 2001 at 21:07:13:

: Hey all fellow bass-players
: i play a squire (start laughin) 5-string P-bass special. when i play i notice my low N string doesnt get as much feeling in it. i feels like its a notch lower volume or something than the other strings. my amp shouldnt be the problem. its a peavey with a 15incher and 65 or so watts, so its big enough for a garage band guy like me. so my question is is it the pickups, os something else im missin?

You meant the low B string, right? :-)

First, you might want to tweak the pickups so that it's a little closer to the low B string; it doesn't take a lot to make a difference, so just do little adjustments until you get it where you want it.

Just curious, what kind of EQ does your amp have? Basic 3-knob, 5-band graphic, etc.? That can play a big role in how good the B string sounds, too; a lot of older amps weren't made with 5-strings in mind, so they can sound muddy when you run a 5 through them.

Do a little tweaking, and see what happens, ok?

Hope that helps!


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